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NEW Express X5 Bus from Liverpool
Please click here for further details of our new Saturday express bus service direct from Liverpool city centre.
High Frequency Express Service X50 from Manchester City Centre
Please click here for further details!
Unmissable Days and Evenings Out at intu Trafford Centre on First Manchester Buses
Please click here for further details of these unmissable bus routes to intu Trafford Centre!
Please also click here for details of First's discounted 'FirstNight' tickets!
Key Bus services
Bus services operate from all over the Greater Manchester region direct to our own on-site Bus Station. For further details please call our Bus Station team on 0161 749 1788, or mobile 07771 971187.
Manchester City Centre Express Service X50
The X50 service is our high frequency express bus link direct from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens via Manchester United Football Stadium and Salford Quays, providing the fastest journey time to intu Trafford Centre by bus from the city centre. The service runs every 15 minutes from early till late, 7 days a week, 363 days a year.
Please click here for the timetable for service X50
ML1: The intu Trafford Centre Metrolink Shuttle Bus
intu Trafford Centre Metrolink Shuttle Bus is our direct, frequent, express ‘missing link’ to Manchester’s Metrolink Tram system. The service links intu Trafford Centre and Stretford Metrolink Station, and runs 7 days a week, 363 days a year, every 20 minutes.
Please click here for the Shuttle Bus timetable
PLEASE NOTE: The only tickets valid for free travel on the Shuttle Bus are single or return Metrolink tickets purchased to intu Trafford Centre. All other Metrolink tickets (tickets to Stretford and all other day or season tickets) incur a small add-on fare on the Shuttle Bus.
Bus service 100
The 100 service, operated by First Manchester, is our unmissable high frequency bus link direct from Manchester Shudehill Bus Station via Eccles and Salford. The service runs from early till late 363 days a year, every 15 minutes, and is provided using specially branded modern low floor easy-access buses. You can catch the 100 service from stand K at Shudehill Interchange.
Please click here for the timetable for service 100
Bus service 250
The 250 service, operated by Stagecoach Manchester, is our high frequency bus link direct from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens via Manchester United Football Stadium and Manchester University. The service runs from early till late 364 days a year (it runs until after midnight on Monday to Saturday), every 15 minutes, and is provided using modern low floor easy-access buses. You can catch the 250 service from stand K at Piccadilly Gardens.
Please click here for the timetable for service 250
As well as the routes from Manchester city centre, buses run regularly from all over the Greater Manchester area to our own on-site Bus Station, at the end of Regent Crescent. Please see below for a full list of services:
- Service 18 to Sale, Wythenshawe, Manchester Airport and Altrincham
- Service 22 to Eccles, Monton, Swinton, Farnworth and Bolton
- Service 22 to Urmston, Stretford, Chorlton, Burnage and Stockport
- Service 23/23A to Urmston (23), Lostock (23A), Stretford, Chorlton, Didsbury and Stockport
- Service 68 to Eccles, Winton, Worsley, Walkden, Little Hulton, Farnworth and Bolton
- Service 110 to Eccles, Liverpool Street, Langworthy, Pendleton, Lower Broughton and Manchester
- Service 126 to Boothstown, Astley, Leigh, Atherton, Westhoughton, Daisy Hill, Middlebrook and Horwich
- Service 132 to Boothstown, Tyldesley, Atherton, Hindley and Wigan
- NEW Service 245 to Trafford Park, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays and Exchange Quay
- NEW Service 245 to Davyhulme, Flixton, Urmston, Stretford, Sale, Woodheys and Altrincham
- Service 247 to Eccles
- Service 247 to Davyhulme, Flixton, Partington and Altrincham
- Express Service 300 to Bolton
You'll find all the latest news about any forthcoming changes to existing bus services, plus details of additional services here >
The following bus services provide excellent public transport links to intu Trafford Centre from both Manchester and Salford Universities, plus other student areas:
- Express X50 from Manchester city centre
- 250 from Manchester city centre, Manchester University and Hulme.
- 100 from Manchester city centre and Salford University.
- 110 from Manchester city centre, Castle Irwell student village and Salford University.
- 22/23/23A from Chorlton
- 22 from Withington
- 23/23A from Didsbury
For details of Stagecoach's Unirider ticket for use on services X50, 250, 23/23A and 22* please click here
For details of First's student tickets for use on services 100, 110 and 22** please click here
*valid on Stagecoach 22 journeys only
**valid on First 22 journeys only
Public Transport Map and Guide
Full Details of all intu Trafford Centre bus services can be found in our dedicated public transport map and guide which can be downloaded here >
For all other bus information our handy Journey Planner will help you plan your route here >
Bus Links From Nearby Train Stations
The following train stations have excellent bus connections for onward journeys to intu Trafford Centre:
Catch bus services X50 or 250 from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station (about 5 minutes walk from the train station) direct to intu Trafford Centre. Alternatively, hop on a Metrolink tram from Piccadilly station direct to Stretford and connect to our Metrolink Shuttle Bus.
Catch bus service 100, which runs every 12 minutes along the A6 (which runs above the station) direct to intu Trafford Centre.
Catch bus service 100, which runs every 12 minutes from the station entrance direct to intu Trafford Centre. Bus service 110 also runs every 20 minutes direct from Victoria station to intu Trafford Centre.
Bus services 22 and 23 combine to provide a bus every 15 minutes from Urmston station direct to intu Trafford Centre. The bus stop is 100 yards from the station, outside the Sainsbury's superstore.
Discounted bus travel can be purchased as an add-on to your train ticket, please visit www.plusbus.info for more information.
Help & Advice
For further travel information please contact intu Trafford Centre Bus Station on 0161 749 1788 or 07771 971187. Alternatively, you can contact our Customer Service Desk on 0161 749 1717/1718.
Alternatively, you can download a PDF of our latest Public Transport Leaflet here >
Intu Trafford Centre Travel Plan
We recognise that travel is an integral part of the overall experience of visiting and working at intu Trafford Centre. That’s why we have already invested in a wide range of travel initiatives including a dedicated bus station with bus services to destinations throughout Greater Manchester, improved pedestrian and cycle paths around the Centre and a state-of the-art traffic system.
These measures have been a great success. We intend to continue to develop and support our travel initiatives at intu Trafford Centre and build on our achievements to date. The Travel Plan is the next step; it will integrate and coordinate travel to the Centre and make all journeys easier, making the Centre accessible to even more people.
We are committed to the Travel Plan and hope that through the measurements proposed in the Plan and the development of future schemes such as Metrolink, we will be able to encourage even greater travel choice.
Please click here to download the new 2012 Travel Plan>
Intu Trafford Centre is conveniently located close to junctions 9 and 10 on the M60, making it very accessible to car users. The 11,500 free parking spaces are a huge draw to customers as they offer the convenience of on-site parking completely free of charge.
Sat Nav address information:
intu Trafford Centre
Exit to M60 southbound
The new exit road to the M60 southbound is now open, it's the swift way onto the motorway if you're leaving the Centre near Debenhams.
Vehicle messaging system
Car users entering the site are met with a Vehicle Messaging System that communicates messages about car park availability on site. This is extremely useful during peak trading seasons when the number of vehicles on site is at its highest and allows customers to find car parking spaces more easily.
Safe and secure
Intu Trafford Centre‘s car parks have been designed to offer a safe and secure environment for customers. The Centre has been awarded the Park Mark Award (previously called the Secure Car Park Award) every year since 1999. This award is initiated by The Association of Chief Police Officers and demonstrates a commitment to continuous progress in the reduction of car crime through a documented car park management system.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)
Intu Trafford Centre also invested in a state of the art Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system in 2003 to further improve the safety of the Centre. The initiative was launched in conjunction with Greater Manchester Police to detect and locate vehicles associated with crime.
The system utilises some of the most advanced technology in the world to identify stolen vehicles or those listed as wanted for a variety of crimes. Within seconds of entering the site, the registration of all vehicles are verified and checked against the Police National Computer. If a vehicle is recognised by the system an alarm is sounded in the Control Room and the police are contacted.
The presence of the ANPR system makes intu Trafford Centre even safer for customers, retailers and employees as it acts as a deterrent to criminals who may be thinking of visiting the site.
Intu Trafford Centre is located within a dedicated network of walking and cycling paths across Trafford Park and beyond. Indeed, the first ever dedicated cycle lane in Greater Manchester was constructed in Trafford Park, along Barton Dock Road close to intu Trafford Centre. Almost 42% of both staff and visitors live within five miles of intu Trafford Centre - well within an easy cycling journey.
For a personalised journey plan of how to get to The Trafford Centre on foot, which includes details of how much CO2 you would save and how many calories you would burn, please click here>
Motorcycle and cycle access
Intu Trafford Centre has a bespoke network of cycle paths and pedestrian walkways within the grounds, and is easily accessible by foot and cycle from the surrounding residential areas of Urmston, Davyhulme, Flixton and Eccles.
Secure storage racks are available at the following locations around the Centre:
- Adjacent to the Bus Station next to the Debenhams store.
- Next to Regent 13 car park near to Frankie & Benny's restaurant.
- Opposite Peel 9 car park adjacent to service yard number 8.
- Adjacent to the Coach Park and Peel 9 car park opposite John Lewis.
- On the courtyard area outside John Lewis main entrance.
- Adjacent to Peel 5A car park and the John Lewis Customer Collection Point.
- Adjacent to link bridge number 2 and 3 on the lower deck Peel and Regent decked car parks.
- Adjacent to the Barton Square car park, opposite the rear entrance to Barton Square.
Abacus Travel Services offer an onsite friendly and efficient taxi service for all intu Trafford Centre customers.
Conveniently situated outside The Orient with a dedicated booking office to take your booking and provide a waiting area for you to wait for your taxi.
Special rates for account customers, credit card facilities available, set fares for regular journeys and lots more are also available.
Contact Abacus Travel Services on 0161 747 9090 or visit their website here >>
From Manchester Airport - Bus service 18 runs frequently from Manchester Airport direct to intu Trafford Centre, please click here to view the timetable.
If travelling by car, join the M56, then the M60 (westbound), exiting at junctions 9 or 10.
From Liverpool John Lennon Airport - Join the A5300 at the airport, then take the M62 (eastbound) to the M60. Follow the M60 (westbound), exiting at junctions 9 and 10.